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  1. Background "Too White"

    The background in Outlook is too white and eye straining. Need the ability to adjust the color theme to include the background color as well to increase readability.

    28,951 votes
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      608 comments  ·  Message View  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • How about bringing back the "SWEEP" function that allowed me to keep my inbox clean.

      DON'T UPGRADE OUTLOOK BY TAKING AWAY FEATURES THAT WERE GOOD!

      21,901 votes
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        2903 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please put the flagged messages on top like you did before.

        Please put the flagged messages on top like you did before.

        12,704 votes
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          under review  ·  569 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please change it back, so the select all feature only applies to the box you are working in.

          Please change the select all feature back to only select all boxes in the inbox you are working in. Right now select all is all or nothing, to include the flagged items which makes cleaning out my inbox very inconvenient.

          10,549 votes
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            344 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Go back to previous version

            A "return to previous version" option in settings. And in future ask real people to trial new versions, not your in-house techno-nerds who need to keep their jobs and say yes to all your mad innovations

            6,112 votes
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              2274 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Integrate a task management (todo-list) system that is worth using!

              Currently, Microsoft (at least) has four different tasks/todo systems, and they are all half-baked. I would like to see Outlook.com combining all of them into a well-arranged view.

              1) Tasks from the Outlook.com Calendar. Simple, straight forward tasks, with no form of grouping or list-building.

              2) Tasks Cortana creates for me, including person-depending and location-depending reminders. Would nice to have a place where I can see, add and edit them. Especially when Windows 10 is here.

              3) Flagged Emails: After flagging a number of mails, I can't see all of them anymore on the top. It would be nice if…

              3,627 votes
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                74 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thanks for the detailed feedback and comments on this. Like you’ve noted we, as a company, have put work into tasks and task management before and it is an area we continue to give thought to as there is still improvement to make. I will pass this feedback and the comments on to the right folks for more consideration. If I can share anything substantive back, I will. Thanks again for the feedback and engagement.

              • Import old junk mail rules rather than starting from scratch.

                I'm thoroughly impressed with the new Outlook.com - great job, and please carry on making it more excellent.
                I'm a bit peeved, however, by the emails asking me if a just-received email was junk or not. Typically that's triggered by an email to myself, and I'd think those are easy to qualify. I also get the same "junk/not?" prodding after each email I send myself, and I'd think the rules stick.
                Lastly, I'm now getting emails which previously (before beta) had long been filtered as junk.
                Thanks for listening!

                3,595 votes
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                  67 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Show Number of New Emails in Browser Tab

                  Show number of New Emails on Browser Tab.

                  3,090 votes
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                    Working on it  ·  149 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Speed

                    The best thing you could do to outlook is to speed it up..it is so slow now I am going to open a Google account.

                    2,859 votes
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                      1657 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Notification Settings

                      I want to be able to turn on/off email notifications. Right now I get a notification sound for every email that gets delivered.

                      1,812 votes
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                        54 comments  ·  Options  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Going Back to Pages instead of Infinite Scroll

                        Can you please go back to viewing you emails by pages and get rid of the infinite scroll.
                        There is no way of being able to tell how many emails are in your inboxes.

                        1,770 votes
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                          451 comments  ·  Message View  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Retain Hotmail User Interface

                          Please create a display option that leaves my mailbox looking like it did under Hotmail. I am used to Hotmail, I liked it, and I never asked to be upgraded to anything.

                          Please create an option so users who preferred the old appearance and functionality can remain comfortable.

                          1,545 votes
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                            390 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Bring back the check box

                            There used to be a check box next to each mail that allowed me to select multiple mails and then move them to another folder or delete them at once. Now that it's gone, its takes so much time to do so. Please put it back!

                            1,475 votes
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                              272 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Opt In to New Capabilities

                              It would be helpful within Outlook.com settings to be able to opt-in to beta capabilities - is this possible so as to get the latest and greatest experiences Microsoft is pushing out - and provide feedback through UserVoice :)

                              1,472 votes
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                                54 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ability to change font size

                                Needs the ability to change font sizes. Both in the inbox view and when composing a new email.

                                This new UI has the text so small that I can barely read it even with my glasses.

                                1,411 votes
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                                  591 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • font color/contrast

                                  Can you please give some font color options to the new interface inbox? The older font colors work much better for older eyes. The new font color really blends into the background, making it hard for aging eyes to see.

                                  Also, please bring back the "refresh" button by the inbox. It was very convenient.

                                  1,210 votes
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                                    521 comments  ·  Message View  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • emaisl received, try to block invalid email and cant block why?

                                    When I block emails, it says you cant block this email its invalid, why did I receive an email from them, and also says can not block my own, I didnt select any of my own in the email listing to delete, so why is it asking me that? this has only just started and its annoying , will have to go to google or mail.com and close this account which I have had since 1995

                                    1,152 votes
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                                      1802 comments  ·  Spam and Junk Mail  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hey everyone!

                                      We apologize for the frustrations this has caused and we greatly appreciate your patience while we look into the cause of this.

                                      We have a team actively working on getting this resolved very soon. :-)

                                      We will update you here as soon as a fix is deployed and we look forward to hearing your suggestions and feedback in the future.

                                      All the best
                                      The Outlook Mobile Team

                                      PS: We are unfortunately not able to see replies to this address please refer any additional questions you may have to in app support or the online answer forums.

                                    • 1,131 votes
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                                        195 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Show All Folders list when Moving Messages

                                        When moving messages, the drop down box only shows a few folders and will not let us scroll down through the folders. We have to click more times to move a message to a folder that is not at the top of the list.

                                        1,091 votes
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                                          222 comments  ·  Message List  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow different layout options (Retro Hotmail, Classic Hotmail, Current Hotmail/Outlook)

                                          My only idea is to give users the option of choosing from a list of layout, ranging from retro Hotmail, original Hotmail (the kind you used a few months ago), and current Hotmail/Outlook. This will allow users to use the layout they find to be the easiest to use, rather than forcing people to use what Microsoft thinks is easier for everyone, and striping everyone of the choice to change or not

                                          1,025 votes
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